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Old 01-08-2013, 09:48 PM
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How big of a hammer????

Im getting old ( LAZY) and am thinking of getting a Power hammer but know NOTHING about them will have to be a used one. What is the minimum size for forging 3/4 and 1 in 52100? Im looking at a 25 lb little giant, am i even in the ball park. Any other advice that can be offered will help also.

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Old 01-16-2013, 08:08 PM
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SHEESH is this a hard question or just sooooooo dumb nobody wants to step out ???
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:18 PM
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The 25 lb. hammer is the most popular Little Giant and is plenty big enough for what you are doing. If you want to know more about the hammers I would recommend contacting either Sid Suedmeier or Dave Sloan: http://www.littlegianthammer.com/contact.html

They can tell you all that you will want to know about all sizes of Little Giants.

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Old 01-17-2013, 06:50 PM
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Thanks Gary I thought I had commited some social or political blunder . OR WORSE !!!!
I saw one on e-bay the other day that got me to thinkin but even though it seemed like just what I need I decided to ask questions first. Anyway I dont make a lot of lnives so have to weigh the cost !!!!
I try to follow Ed Fowlers method of working with 52100 thought it would be nice to have a hammer .
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:30 PM
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I would be very cautious about buying a Little Giant sight unseen. It is very easy to tie up substancial $'s in a rebuild. Do some research as to what to look for as far as the condition of the hammer. Sid is the best resource. Ed Caffrey is another.

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Old 01-26-2013, 08:10 PM
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The dies are the most critical ingredient in the equation.
A 25 pound Little Giant with proper dies will far out-perform a 100 pound Little Giant with improper dies.


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